March 23, 2018

infoDOCKET’s Public Library News Roundup (17 Stories from 12 States)

Here’s our latest roundup. Most of these stories were published in the past week. California San Francisco Library Urinator Damages $3,000 Worth of Books (NBC Bay Area) To Keep Libraries Open, Santa Monica Begins Charging [Non-Residents] for Library Cards (via Santa Monica Lookout) Illinois Geneva library board gets glimpse at ‘Vision for the 21st century’ […]

Long Term Access to Information: Inaugural Meeting of UNESCO Digital Roadmap Project Will Take Place in December

From UNESCO: As a continuation of the implementation of the outcomes of the conference “Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation” (Vancouver, 26 to 28 September 2012), the National Archives and the Royal Library of the Netherlands will host the inaugural meeting of the UNESCO Digital Roadmap project. The meeting will […]

State of Washington Officials Announce Completion of Statewide High-Speed Broadband Network

From NoaNet (Northwest Open Access Network): Governor Jay Inslee and local officials gathered in Yakima Tuesday to announce the completion of a 1,600 mile broadband network to bring high-speed Internet access to rural communities across Washington state. Towns, cities and remote areas from Ilwaco to Colville and Asotin now have access to some of the […]

A New Enhanced Ebook for iPad Coming Very Soon: “Great Photographs from the Library of Congress”

The ebook, Great Photographs from the Library of Congress (an iOS app for iPad), will become available in the iTunes App Store on November 11, 2013. It’s being published by Artepublishing in association with the Library of Congress. An announcement about the forthcoming ebook was made earlier today by LC. The Library of Congress holds the world’s […]

Now Available: Selected Findings from Just Released “2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics” From ACRL

From the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Blog: ACRL announces the publication of 2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. Selected Findings From the Report The 2012 data show that library […]

BISG Shares Findings From New “Consumer Attitudes Towards Ebook Reading” Report

Volume 4 of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)/Nielsen Book Research Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading report was released today. The full text report is available for a fee. Additional info and links to purchase here. BISG did share a few of the findings from the report. Consumers are very interested in “bundling” print and digital versions […]

Gale Introducing Usage-Driven Acquisition Purchase Model for Virtual Reference Library Titles

From Gale: Gale announced today the launch of a Usage-Driven Acquisition (UDA) model – for its Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) e-book platform. Unlike options currently offered by other e-book providers, this new purchase model will allow libraries to purchase e-books based on actual usage, allowing libraries to perform evidence-based collection development. [Clip] Customers interested in the […]

Digital Only Publication: Amazon Introduces Weekly “Literary Journal for the Digital Age”

Day One  a weekly literary journal on Kindle

From Amazon Publishing: Amazon Publishing today announced Day One, a weekly digital publication dedicated to short fiction—including work from debut authors and stories from around the world translated into English—and poetry. Day One will showcase one writer and one poet per week. The first issue is available today and features the short story “Sheila,” by […]

“HarperCollins Begins Selling Ebooks Directly to Readers, Starting with and”

From Laura Owens at Gigaom: In a first for a big-five publisher, HarperCollins has begun selling some ebooks directly to consumers, beginning with titles by C.S. Lewis, the author of the classic Narnia series. The ebooks are available through two new websites, and, as DRM-protected EPUB files. Each book in the Narnia series […]

Barnes & Noble Introduces New Glowlight Ereader, Ad-Free For $119

From B&N: At just 6.2 ounces, the new NOOK GlowLight isn’t only the lightest NOOK ever, it’s 15 percent lighter than the Kindle Paperwhite. [Clip] Packed with 62 percent more pixels, the new NOOK GlowLight features NOOK’s highest resolution E Ink display. [Clip] The new NOOK GlowLight also includes a selection of new handcrafted and […]